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Robert Aronson
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As I arrive here on Resurrection Day (more popularly known as Ishtar--er, Easter), I'm sad to remember that my observance of Unleavened Bread / Passover didn't work out this year. When you're the only person in your home and church with any interest in observing the Lord's Feast days, it's not easy. Plus, it makes it even harder when you've been so heavily conditioned by 30 years of ignoring the Law that such an observance just doesn't seem important enough to fight for. Maybe it isn't, really. But I'm grieved for God's sake nonetheless. Anyway, my family is presently gearing up for an Easter gathering, and I'll be joining them. At least my family opted to get roast beef instead of ham for my sake. :)
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Yup, like an obsessed manic I'm still keeping track of every minute spent playing video games or watching videos ~

Averages for the past 28 days: 
Games - 1h 12m per day
Videos - 54m per day

Averages since I started recording four months ago (112 days):
Games - 1h 35m per day
Videos - 36m per day
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Careful what you ask for! :)   #GoogleGlass  Cartoon
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Just saw Disney's Treasure Planet (2002) for the first time. Came out the same year as Lilo & Stitch. Seems they had a thing for troubled children and interstellar sci-fi that year. Anyway, I enjoyed it decently enough. 2.5/4 stars on my completely subjective scale.
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Yeah, the whole film lacked a vital charm. Something about it felt kinda off.
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So somehow I got it into my head that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was already out and available for rental, that it was called "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," and that the first one (which I did see back in 2011) was called "Planet of the Apes." So I rented Rise of the Planet of the Apes looking forward to seeing the sequel to it. I watched the first 10 minutes and started saying to myself, "Wow, this is a really long recap." Another 10 minutes in and I was shocked at how long a recap it was! I decided to skip to the end of the recap. So I pressed "next chapter." Then I did it again. And again. And… oh wait. YOU'VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME.

I felt like such an idiot.
…but you know, it really did seem cut like a recap…
LOL
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A great and needed message, less angry and condemning than the title makes it sound. (But a warning: lots of s-bombs.)
 
Once again, boogie speaks the truth.
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This movie accurately depicts the lives of North Korean underground Christians. Worst forms of physical persecution are still happening in North Korea.
Christians in North Korea face beatings, torture, arbitrary shooting and execution. It is difficult, though, to comprehend the true nature of the terror of the victims, the extent of the persecution, and the bravery of their struggle. A new film, “The Apostle: He Was Anointed by God,” presents a fictionalized account [...]
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John Piper explains why he is so strongly against the hugely popular "Prosperity Gospel" version of Christianity.
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I don't know about that, but what he says here about the Prosperity Gospel is 100% spot-on.
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I have to admit it always bothers me when people who disagree with my reading of the Bible speak with such certainty about their views, especially when backing themselves up with a cogent argument based on reason and Biblical evidence. To be peeved at such a thing seems arrogant, but it isn't necessarily. The fear (at least for me) is that people are being led astray. But then the thought is, "What if I'M the one leading people astray? What if I'M the one who is misinterpreting the text?"

At times like this a man comes to much better understand God's grace and the nature of the Good News (or, Gospel). Thank God that we are not saved by merit but by faith alone! Yes, faith without works is dead, but even so the Lord judges our righteousness not on what we do and teach but on the heart of faith in the Messiah Yeshua that has written on it the Two Great Commandments.
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As I said +Christian Remington I cannot speak of things too lofty for me. That's not a criticism of your experiences. That's simply the limit of mine.
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I'm very late to the "Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright vs. the rest of Christendom" controversy. I've purchased a few of his books and have been reading up on his theology. While I'm not sure I can agree with some of his positions, he's certainly a powerful teacher! One teaching in particular caught my eye, the one about his view of what happens to those who, upon death, are not clearly members of the Messiah's family.

Firstly, he rejects the traditional Christian belief that those apart from God face an eternity of suffering inflicted upon them.

Secondly, he seems to reject annihilationism, which is the belief that those apart from God simply cease to exist.

Thirdly, he rejects universalism (everyone eventually gets saved), seeing no way to support it in the Word. 

What we find, in the end, is that N.T. Wright hates talking about the subject altogether (which he readily admits), and that he doesn't really know what to confidently believe regarding it. He only knows for sure what he DOESN'T believe in his deeply educated opinion. The closest thing he has to a belief on the subject is that (and I'm interpreting here) the unbeliever enters into a sort of "sub-human" state that is "beyond pity," apparently in some sort of eternal limbo. But I don't know if I'm reading him correctly on that.

He even seems reticent to say that this is the fate of most people. He outspokenly hates the idea of people saying with certainty that someone who has died hasn't gone forward to God. He seems open to the idea that, perhaps, there is a Second Chance. C.S. Lewis, another brilliant Anglican theologian, does in fact believe this Second Chance exists. Maybe it's an Anglican thing? One thing's for sure: I want to believe it. Heck, I want to believe that everyone will be saved! But... oh well. You'd have to give me a VERY convincing Biblical argument for it.

#ntwright   #afterlife   #heaven   #hell   #bible
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Well, at any rate, from what I've read I don't see him as ignoring the Word. He seems keen, actually, on making sure that everything lines up. Do you have any examples of him seeming to ignore the Writings?
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I am a 30+ year-old non-denominational follower of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), and it is my primary goal in life to grow by faith in the fruits of the Spirit of Yahweh. Part of this journey includes an observance of the Torah (Law of Moses) as I understand it. This is not for favor and salvation but for devotion and wisdom. It is a love offering.

See the website listed below in the "Other Profiles" section. It's my personal site. You can find content there that I have written or otherwise created, such as theological articles as well as videos, original stories, roleplaying game (RPG) material, etc.

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I grew up very active in the Body (or, Church), but it was only in October of 2007 that I came to truly know the Lord.
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